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September 11, 2012
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  • Army reservists could see longer training periods
    The two-week training periods that reservists undergo each year in addition to mandatory drill weekends could be extended by six days in certain years under a new five-year Army Reserve training model, said Maj. Gen. Luis Visot, the Army Reserve Command's new deputy commander for operations. "That's the additional time we have for us to not only meet our regular, required training but, more importantly, to continue to sustain our technical and tactical capabilities," he said. Stars and Stripes (9/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  In the Pentagon 
  • Report warning of Afghan insider attacks was initially dismissed
    To counter insider attacks in Afghanistan, the U.S. has begun implementing policies laid out by behavioral scientist Jeffrey Bordin, who first outlined the threat of insider attacks in a January 2011 report that was rejected by military officials. "The murders of ISAF members committed by Afghan National Security Force personnel do not represent 'rare and isolated events' as currently being proclaimed," Bordin wrote in the report. Stars and Stripes (9/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Pentagon: China's holdings of U.S. debt pose no danger
    China's immense holdings of U.S. debt don't create national security concerns and can't be used as leverage during diplomatic negotiations, concludes the first Pentagon report on the issue. "Attempting to use U.S. Treasury securities as a coercive tool would have limited effect and likely would do more harm to China than to the United States," the report says. Bloomberg (9/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  On the Hill 
  • Congress reportedly reaches deal on spending bill measure
    House and Senate negotiators are said to have reached a deal to raise appropriations accounts to a $1.047 trillion spending target for fiscal year 2013. The bill would result in delays to procurement of the V-22 Osprey and puts caps on overseas contingency funds, including those that apply to operations in Afghanistan, according to this article. Politico (Washington, D.C.) (9/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Reserve Strength 
  • Amos warns of sequestration impacts on Marine Corps
    Sequestration cuts will limit the ability of the Marine Corps to fund key procurement programs and maintain a force capable of responding to multiple crises, says Marine Corps Commandant James Amos. "Our ability to field a force that's relevant and capable and ready is going to be impacted significantly if sequestration hits," Amos said. He added that the units that go "will be the most trained and the most ready, but eventually I'll run out of capacity." Reuters (9/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Reserve Life 
  • Veterans Job Corps legislation may be voted on today
    Senate Democrats are pushing for a vote on legislation in support of the Veterans Jobs Corps. The legislation would establish federal grants to support veteran hiring in first-responder, conservation and resource-management positions. Army Times (9/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Innovations in medical treatment help wounded troops recover
    Troops wounded in battle are being treated with new technologies, including muscle grown from pig tissue, spray-on skin and ears grown from patients' own cartilage. Plastic surgeons working with Operation Mend -- a collaboration among UCLA Medical Center, Brooke Army Medical Center and the Veterans Affairs-Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System -- are working on techniques such as using forehead tissue to reconstruct a soldier's nose. Yahoo!/The Associated Press (9/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  SmartQuote 
To see ourselves as others see us is a most salutary gift. Hardly less important is the capacity to see others as they see themselves."
--Aldous Huxley,
British writer


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